HISTORY
2002
American Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
N.Y. Jets 9 7 0 .562 359 336
New England 9 7 0 .562 381 346
Miami 9 7 0 .562 378 301
Buffalo 8 8 0 .500 379 397
Northern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Pittsburgh 10 5 1 .656 390 345
Cleveland* 9 7 0 .562 344 320
Baltimore 7 9 0 .438 316 354
Cincinnati 2 14 0 .125 279 456
Southern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Tennessee 11 5 0 .688 367 324
Indianapois* 10 6 0 .625 349 313
Jacksonville 6 10 0 .375 328 315
Houston 4 12 0 .250 213 356
Western Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Oakland# 11 5 0 .688 450 304
Denver 9 7 0 .562 392 344
San Diego 8 8 0 .500 333 367
Kansas City 8 8 0 .500 467 399
National Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Philadelphia# 12 4 0 .750 415 241
N.Y. Giants* 10 6 0 .625 320 279
Washington 7 9 0 .438 307 365
Dallas 5 11 0 .312 217 329
Northern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Green Bay 12 4 0 .750 398 328
Minnesota 6 10 0 .375 390 442
Chicago 4 12 0 .250 281 379
Detroit 3 13 0 .188 306 451
Southern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Tampa Bay 12 4 0 .750 346 196
Atlanta* 9 6 1 .594 402 314
New Orleans 9 7 0 .562 432 388
Carolina 7 9 0 .438 258 302
Western Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
San Francisco 10 6 0 .625 367 351
St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 316 369
Seattle 7 9 0 .438 355 369
Arizona 5 11 0 .312 262 417
*Wild-Card qualifier for playoffs; #Top playoff seed in conference

N.Y. Jets finished ahead of New England based on better record in common games (8-4 to 7-5) and Miami based on better division record (4-2 to 2-4). New England finished ahead of Miami based on better division record (4-2 to 2-4). Cleveland finished ahead of Denver and New England based on better conference record (7-5 to Denver’s 5-7 and New England’s 6-6). Oakland finished ahead of Tennessee based on better head-to-head record (1-0). San Diego finished ahead of Kansas City based on better division record (3-3 to 2-4). Philadelphia finished ahead of Green Bay and Tampa Bay based on better conference record (11-1 to Green Bay’s 9-3 and Tampa Bay’s 9-3). Tampa Bay finished ahead of Green Bay based on better head-to-head record (1-0). St. Louis finished ahead of Seattle based on better division record (4-2 to 2-4).

Wild-Card playoffs: N.Y. JETS 41, Indianapolis 0; PITTSBURGH 36, Cleveland 33

Divisional playoffs: TENNESSEE 34, Pittsburgh 31 (OT); OAKLAND 30, N.Y. Jets 10

AFC Championship: OAKLAND 41, Tennessee 24

Wild-Card playoffs: Atlanta 27, GREEN BAY 7; SAN FRANCISCO 39, N.Y. Giants 38

Divisional playoffs: PHILADELPHIA 20, Atlanta 6; TAMPA BAY 31, San Francisco 6

NFC Championship: Tampa Bay 27, PHILADELPHIA 10

Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay (NFC) 48, Oakland (AFC) 21 at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
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